Sunday, 30 October 2011

Blog hop winner and update!

Hi everyone!
A little late, I'd like to announce the winner of my part of the
#76  MARLENE! (aka Scrappin Cookie).

Marlene's comment was: 
'OMGoodness! This is tooo cute! Loving this Faceless Corn Set'!

I've had THE most fabulous time over in Wisconsin 
with the amazing Kathy Jakopovich and her beautiful family.
Not only that, I got to meet some of my DT Sisters and they were everything I knew they'd be!
I have been privileged to play with Kathy, Lorie, Janice, Lisa and Kim. I've admired them from a great distance for too long and finally got to meet them and craft along with them. Heaven with the door shut!
 I also got to meet Dobea and Lauri, two stallwarts at the PK shop who work alongside Angelica and Adrianne, Kathy & Dave to keep those beloved stamps coming.

Thank you Kathy and ladies for your unstinting friendship, hospitality and genuine fabulousness!

Here's a picture of us at the workshop having a blast!......

Front row,  Lisa, Kathy, Lorie
Back row Janice, Me
This was taken at the main door of the unit...
Front row, Kathy, Me, Lisa
Back row, Janice, Lorie, Kim.

Thank you girls for the most amazing time of my life!!
You are the BEST!!


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

PK Tuesday Challenge/ PKS Mini Release & Country Bumpkin Blog Hop

Hi and welcome back to day 2 of the Mini Release & Country Bumpkin Blog Hop.

Today is also the new PK Tuesday Sketch Challenge..double whammy!!! 

Here is your sketch......
And here's the card I've made for Alfie....
I've used the new set designed by the amazing Lorie, CB-02, 'Max'.
I just LOVE this stamp to bits especially, because it's the image of my grandson Alfie!
I've coloured him with Copics and used a pad of Denim papers by Joy! Craft for the background.
A few eyelets and some twine complete the card.

Here's the inside using the wonderful sentiment that comes in the set...

Please drop by the other DT girls and leave them loads of love. 
They have come up with some outstanding projects for the blog hop and the Tuesday challenge.

Now, if you're still hopping, here's the hop order to help you on your way...... 





Have a lovely day!!

Monday, 17 October 2011

PKS Mini Release & Country Bumpkin Blog Hop

Oh how I've been dying to show you all THE most amazing new release from Peachy Keen!!
Please start at the  PKS Blog if you're hopping with us today,
so you don't miss out on any details and prizes/discounts up for grabs.
If you've arrived here via Angelica, you are on the right track. 

To celebrate the new and wonderful sets, we are having a THREE DAY blog hop!
It will run Today, tomorrow and Wednesday.
There are prizes and discounts to be had.
For the chance to win a $15 gift certificate to use in the PK Store,
(Donated by PK for me to give to one random commenter).
All you have to do, is leave me a comment , simple eh!

Peachy Keen Stamps will also be providing an extra 10% OFF during these three days: 
SAVE an 10% OFF our everyday tiered discounts
Total savings up to 20%!! Whoo hoo!

In case you get a little lost, here's a list of all the blogs to help you on your way...

I keep saying this, but it's TRUE..this mini release is SOOO cute!!
You are going to be absolutely blown out of the water at what my DT sisters have got in store for you!
Here's my project.......

Aren't those ears of Maize SOO KEEERRRYUTE!!

 Side view to see the dimension a bit better.
For this card I used PK-292 'Faceless Corn'.
Coloured with Copics (as usual). With a border of grass courtesy of Martha Stewart.
I used SVG Attic's Step Card file to cut out the step card.
Hope you like my little maize family.

(Don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance to win that $15 Gift Certificate)!
Your next stop is non other than the Copic Queen and designer of the Country Bumpkin Stamps, LORIE!!
(You are in for such a treat!!!) 
Please call back tomorrow as I will be using another set from this fabulous release 
for the newest PK Tuesday Challenge!
Happy hopping, have fun and good luck!!!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Two for the price of one!!

Boy have I been sick!! Food poisoning SUCKS!!!
Had it for 8 days!!! Thankfully, it's FINALLY on it's way.
(Sorry for all the exclamation marks). lol
Well, I've managed to pull together two cards that needed doing in the week, 
but how I did 'm, I'll never know!

Here you are.....
I made this for my gorgeous grand dughter using CB-  'Madisyn'.

 She is the spitting image of Teigan, my grand daughter!
How CUTE is she!!!
I cut the '2' on my Expression and mounted the image onto a Nestie frame.
I coloured her with Copics and viola! Job done! I love it!

 This one is for my good friend Issy's birthday.
No stamping or colouring this time. I let the paper do the talking!
(Well OK, the sentiment was stamped, but it's only likkle).

I CASED THIS fabulous card of Marisa's....
Thanks so much for all your beautiful work my friend!
The border on the bottom of the card was made with an EK Success punch.
The paper flowers were originally off Ebay I think. I've had them forever.
The charm brad is by Dovecraft.
The DP is by First Edition and the pad is called 'sweet Owl'.
Well I hope you like my two projects, made under duress, 
but hey! it took my mind off my woes for a time.
MUCH better and brighter now!
Have a fabulous Friday when it finally arrives in your neck of the woods!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Peachy Keen/SVH Attic Fall Mash-up Blog Hop final day!

Hi and welcome back.
I've read and appreciated all your comments and thank you so much for your support.
Well, here we are at the final day of this amazing blog hop!
If you'd like to refresh your memory over any details,
they can be found HERE at Peachy Keen, or HERE at SVG Attic.

My last project is taken from the file 'Ravenclaw Manor'. In fact, it IS Ravenclaw Manor!
My only disappointment is that I don't have any battery operated tea-lights to illuminate my manor, 
so I improvised with shading vellum in orange and yellow to try and mimic firelight.

Hee Hee, there are my little friends again!
 (I put a slit in the shingles to slide Ghostie in to make it look as if he's appearing through the roof).
This is a real box, so there will be little Halloween sweets going in there for the grandchildren! 

Items used:
Copic markers for the fluorescent shading on the ghosts and bat and the colouring on the vellum 'windows'.
Distressed shingles and door with Brilliance Moonlight white ink.

Well, I hope you liked my last project for this amazing hop. 
Good luck in the draw for one of the fantastic prizes if you've entered. If not, why not? lol
Please visit my dear friend Janice for another look at here wonderful projects.
I don't know if my friend Kim has made a third project today as I can't seen to access her blog!
You MUST visit though,m if you haven't already, her work with punches with blow you away!!!
(Please tell her I can't get onto her blog).
Happy Sunday everyone and thanks for joining in with us on this terrific adventure!!!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Peachy Keen/SVG Attic Fall Mash-up Blog Hop day#2

Hey there folks! 
Here I am again, (a little late, but I finally made it).
As you know, Peachy Keen and SVG Attic are combining this weekend and are having a fabulous
Fall Blog Hop to celebrate how two totally different mediums can compliment each other.
Well today's card highlights that concept beautifully I think.

Now I could've got wild with this card, but thought I'd show you instead, how easy SVG Attic cut files are to reproduce 'out of the box' so to speak.

 All I added was the green slime (Copics of course) and the tag with the sentiment from PK-631
 I did the insert by taking one of the files and ungrouping it.
This gave me the perfect size for the inside background.
 I then attached another of my 2 favourite ghosties, (can't you tell I love 'em) and then cut the sentiment with a Nestie die and sponged around the outside with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.

I hope you enjoyed my project and will go and check out Jessica's project today!
Plus my VERY good friends Janice and KIM have done another amazing project today too.
Then there's SVG Attic's LAURA! She's done a WICKED Shadow box card!!
You really MUST rush over to their blogs and see them!!

See you tomorrow with my third project!


Friday, 7 October 2011

Peachy Keen/SVG Attic Fall Mash Up Blog hop!

Welcome to the Peachy Keen Stamps/SVG Attic Hop Day # !!
If you've just come from Kasi's blog, then you are hopping along just fine.  If not, make sure you start at the beginning over at Peachy Keen Stamps' blog and the SVG Attic Blog so you don't miss a single chance to win one of the super prizes up for grabs!
You'll have until Sunday night to complete the hop, 'coz there will be even more inspiration tomorrow!
Peachy Keen Stamps and SVG Attic have partnered this weekend to bring you fun, creative, and inspiring projects to get your Fall crafting into high gear! You'll find out how easy PKS face stamps are to use with SVG Attic's adorable cuts!

Here is today's project...
Haven't Peachy Keen and SVG Attic married together beautifully!
All coloured with Copics and using sets:
SVG's Ravenclaw Manor
SVG's Step Card Collection. (I used the middle design)

I'll be back tomorrow with another project, so don't forget to stop by!

Your next stop on the hop is Anna Dawn's blog.

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you're inspired and ready to create! Don't forget to leave a comment on each designers' blog for a chance to win one of two £25 prize packages from SVG Attic or a $50 prize package from Peachy Keen!

The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm CDT, Sunday, October 9th.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #62

Hi everyone! I have made some cards this week honest!
But! I can't show them to you yet as three are for the Fall Mash Up Blog Hop on Friday/Sat/Sunday and a birthday card for my darling grand daughter on Thursday. 
I'm really looking forward to showing you my projects on Thursday and Friday. 
Please don't forget me, will you?

OK, onto this week's Peachy Challenge.
Here's your sketch...(no twist today).

This is the sketch the right way up....

 I rotated the sketch this way, to fit in with my idea..... 

Did it work? 
I just HAD to use these fabulous new PK scarecrows now I finally got them.
Customs held onto them for some reason. I wouldn't mind, but they don't tell you!!
It was nearly three weeks before I got them! Ughh!
OH, but they were well worth the wait!
Martha Stewart grass punch
Here are the rules.....
Create a card OR layout based on the sketch provided
Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge,
but if you've got them, we looooove seeing how you create with them!

Project must include basic elements and layout from the sketch (feel free to flip anything!) 
Project must be new, created for this challenge 
Link up by October 17th {the challenge closes at 11:59 pm CDT on 10/17}
Have you seen all the newest sets in the mini release? A-MAZE-ING!
You will find them on the Peachy Keen store front HERE, (Including a great discount deal)!
You must go and see! Our lovely DT Sister, Lorie Souther has her own stamps Called 'Country Bumpkin Stamps'. Find them in the PK Shop HERE. Her debut images are SOOO cute! 
(The little girl and boy are a total MUST have for me for my grand daughter and grandson who are nearly 2).
You can see them shown off to perfection on Lorie's blog  HERE!

Now, I heartily recommend you hop on over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to see the fabulous designs created by the other amazing members of the best ever DT!!!

AND!! Don't forget our fabulously talented Guest Designer this week,
JESSICA, of  The creative Stamper Blog.

Have fun!